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1 BRIGHT SMILES Your Guide to Good Dental Health Linda Hew-Len RN, MSN Granite School District Nurse

2 What do Healthy Teeth & Gums Look Like? Teeth Teeth White White Bright Bright Sparkly Sparkly Gums Gums Light pink Light pink Not inflamed Not inflamed Do not bleed Do not bleed

3 Healthy Gums = Healthy Teeth

4 TOOTH FACTS How many teeth do children have? How many teeth do children have? How many teeth do adults have? How many teeth do adults have?

5 TOOTH TRIVIA Which animal has many sets of teeth that are replaced over and over as they fall out?

6 THE SHARK!

7 INCISORCUSPIDMOLAR CROWN ROOT TYPES OF TEETH

8 TOOTH TRIVIA What animal has teeth shaped like humans teeth?

9 THE APE!

10 ENAMEL DENTIN CEMENTUM CROWN ROOTS PULP PARTS OF A TOOTH

11 A TOOTHS WORST ENEMY-- PLAQUE!

12 WHAT IS PLAQUE? A sticky film made up of harmful bacteria that forms on everyones teeth A sticky film made up of harmful bacteria that forms on everyones teeth Causes tooth decay, or cavities, and irritates your gums Causes tooth decay, or cavities, and irritates your gums Bacteria in plaque make acids that can attack the enamel on your teeth and cause cavities Bacteria in plaque make acids that can attack the enamel on your teeth and cause cavities

13 HOW DO YOU PREVENT PLAQUE FROM ATTACKING YOUR TEETH? BRUSH AND FLOSS!

14 Toothbrush Trivia

15 HOW TO BRUSH YOUR TEETH

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18 HOW TO FLOSS YOUR TEETH

19 EAT FOOD HEALTHY FOR TEETH

20 WHAT OTHER FOODS ARE HEALTHY FOR TEETH? Milk and milk products--cheese, yogurt, ice cream Milk and milk products--cheese, yogurt, ice cream Vegetables Vegetables Meat Meat Fish Fish Fruit Fruit

21 WHAT FOODS ARE UNHEALTHY FOR TEETH?

22 WHY? They stick to teeth and allow bacteria to grow under them They stick to teeth and allow bacteria to grow under them Sugary foods help bacteria grow and make plaque acids that cause cavities and tooth decay Sugary foods help bacteria grow and make plaque acids that cause cavities and tooth decay

23 WHAT TO DO? Cut down on sticky and sugary snacks and eat tooth-healthy snacks instead Cut down on sticky and sugary snacks and eat tooth-healthy snacks instead Brush and floss your teeth after you eat to reduce the bacteria that lead to cavities and tooth decay Brush and floss your teeth after you eat to reduce the bacteria that lead to cavities and tooth decay Visit your dentist regularly to have your teeth cleaned and protected Visit your dentist regularly to have your teeth cleaned and protected

24 Visiting Your Dentist

25 Healthy Smiles for Life

26 QUESTIONS??? Call your School Nurse Granite District Nursing Services


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